Lots of these bright coloured lizards basking on the warm Sicilian rocks
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Thanks for that I agree it is an Podarcis sicula.
Do you have an idea what the lizards in the other two photographs I have added.They look different.
The second photograph was taken in the Catania Botanical Gardens on Sicily and the third on the Isle of Capri.
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I think the other photos also show P. sicula, though they are variable and their ranges overlap so it is hard to tell for sure - however, they do look to me like the 'typical' pattern despite one being in Sicily - certainly the Sicilian photo doesn't show clear pale streaks which would normally be visible in P. wagleriana.
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Bargain! Hope you like it.
You can see the throat is pale and appears unspotted. This indicates Italian wall lizard.
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